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Kate Upton Covers Elle U.K., Talks Childhood on a Farm: "It Was Kind of Inconvenient to Be Pretty"

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Leave it to Kate Upton to look like a bombshell in a turtleneck.

The 22-year-old model and actress graces the September issue of Elle U.K., out on newsstands August 1. For the shoot, Kate covers up in fall threads including a black turtleneck, a mod-inspired Prada jacket and inside the mag, an oversize fur coat thing that looks more like a very chic slanket, if you ask us.

Kate opened up about growing up as a Floridian farm girl to the glossy. "It made me very goal-oriented and focused. I'm not opposed to a hard day's work for a good outcome." 

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The blond beauty also got candid about suffering from occasional insecurities, like everyone else. "It's not like I look in the mirror and think, 'I'm killing it. My eyes are killing it.' No, a lot of times I'm puffy and bloated. I like myself in general, but there are days when you just don't," she said.

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Kate also revealed that she's been under unfair pressure from agents, but remains totally unfazed. "Agents have put me under pressure to lose weight in the past. I would go on set and clients loved me. And then I would go into an agency and feel like crap about myself. They would say: 'Just lose five more [pounds]!' But I couldn't give a crap," she said. "I still don't."

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